Flint Electric - An Electric Membership Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reynolds ▪ October 10, 2018

Reynolds Police Department receives $8,400 grant

The Reynolds Police Department recently received an $8,400 grant from the Flint Energies Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase six Tasers equipped with laser sights.

Flint Energies adopted this uniquely simple and rewarding way to enable members to raise money for local charities and service organizations— Operation Round Up®. The electric cooperative’s members contribute nearly $200,000 annually to the Flint Energies Foundation, which supports worthy causes in the 17 counties it serves. Operation Round Up is a way for members to add voluntarily to those funds in their own unique way. Participating members allow Flint Energies to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. On average, a member will contribute only about $6 a year. Nearly 45% of Flint’s members have chosen to participate. Donations to Operation Round Up are tax deductible.

The Flint Energies Foundation, a state-chartered, non-profit, 501 ©(3) organization, disburses all contributions to approved projects; member contributions are not used for administration costs. Foundation Board members include Chairman Kathy Waites, Fort Valley; Vice Chairman Joanne Hamlin, Lizella; Secretary Connie McCutchen, Midland; Treasurer John Luppino, Warner Robins; Gina Fink, Kathleen; Charles Harrison, Grovania; Pat Bartness, Warner Robins; Traci Kemp, Warner Robins; Rudy Killingsworth, Buena Vista; Eloise Doty, Butler and Betty Chase, Oglethorpe.

Funding applications are available by contacting Flint Energies at 1.800.342.3616 or visiting the My Community section of www.flintenergies.com.

About Flint Energies Flint Energies is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by its members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint employs 232 employees and serves more than 89,500 electric meters. We are 100% locally controlled and democratically governed by nine Directors elected from among the membership. In 1937, Flint Energies was created to bring people together to meet common needs like reliable electric energy, and our mission remains focused on improving the quality of life in Middle Georgia. Flint Energies is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Follow Flint on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact: Jennifer Morton, Community Connections Specialist, 478.847.5195, jmorton@flintemc.com Marian McLemore, VP of Cooperative Communications, 478.218.5600, mmclemore@flintemc.com

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